Accession Number : AD0693520

Title :   PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE APPLICATION OF FALLOUT MONITORING DATA TO FALLOUT PREDICTION DURING AND AFTER A NUCLEAR ATTACK,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Minvielle,Laurence J. P. ; Hoffman,David W. ; Rainey,Samuel C.

Report Date : 14 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The applicability of fallout monitoring information to the improvement of prediction of the distribution of fallout during or after a nuclear attack is discussed. An analytic technique is developed for predicting fallout radioactivity surface density (or exposure rate if converted) at locations downwind from a monitoring station at which a measurement of radioactivity surface density or exposure rate is taken after fallout cessation. Also developed is a method for predicting fallout arrival, deposition-duration, and cessation times for points in a fallout field based on measurements of these parameters at a single monitoring station. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, FALLOUT), (*FALLOUT, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), NUCLEAR WARFARE, CIVIL DEFENSE, MONITORS, DISTRIBUTION, DENSITY, SURFACE BURST, NUCLEAR RADIATION, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, PARTICLE SIZE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Nuclear Warfare
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE